In a Vase on Monday: Memorial Day 2017

Today is Memorial Day in the US, a day in which I give special thanks to family members and shipmates who gave their lives for the freedoms with which we are blessed. I have selected red, white and blue flowers to celebrate this day and their memory.

The flowers are Gardenia jasminoides ‘Jubilation,’ Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Endless Summer,’ and annual vinca.

Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others have put in their vases this week.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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18 Responses to In a Vase on Monday: Memorial Day 2017

  1. Christina says:

    Something well worth celebrating John.


  2. Cathy says:

    It is good to see so many patriotic tributes from our American blogging friends today – thanks for sharing yours

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  3. Cathy says:

    Oh, I have never seen a red Vinca before! Lovely arrangement!


  4. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    It must be gardenia time. Some have popped up elsewhere. I think they are gorgeous especially since they don’t winter here. Beautiful tribute to the day.


  5. pbmgarden says:

    I see your gardenias are looking wonderful John. Endless Summer is a beauty.


  6. arlene says:

    You have a lovely arrangement. I miss my gardenia.


  7. Nice! wish I could smell it!


  8. I see your gardenias are looking awesome John. Unending Summer is a wonder…

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